Map of Sorsogon with Magallanes highlighted
|Region||Bicol (Region V)|
|Legislative district||1st district of Sorsogon|
|• Mayor||Augusto Manuel M. Ragragio|
|• Total||150.09 km2 (57.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||240/km2 (610/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
According to renowned historians and anthropologists such as Domingo Abella, Luis Camara Dery, Merito Espinas, F. Mallari, Norman Owen, Mariano Goyena del Prado, et al., Magallanes is also the present location of the ancient settlement of Ibalong.
Known to the Spaniards as Encoienda de Yguey, with two visitas - Parina and Caditaan. The present townsite of Magallanes is the, then, visita of Parina. With the approval of the Spanish colonial government, the town was founded on April 30, 1859, upon the initiative of Spanish abaca trader, Don Manuel de Castro. The name of the town was chosen in honor of the first circumnavigator of the world, Ferdinand Magellan.
De Castro, who was operating a astillero, became the first gobernadorcillo.
Magallanes became an independent parish on December 11, 1863.
It is in Magallanes where Gibalong (now sitio San Isidro) is located, at the mouth of Ginangra River, reputed to be the place where the first Christian mass in Luzon was celebrated. The name ibalon or Tiera de Gibalong, which is also used to identify the Bicol region at the time, came from the name of the place - Gibalong.
It is also in Magallanes where Bagatao Island can be found. It is considered as one of the most important and biggest shipyards at the time, where some of the biggest and most magnificent Spanish galleons were built. It was then known as the Real Astillero de Bagatao
- Aguada Norte
- Aguada Sur
- Binisitahan del Norte
- Binisitahan del Sur
- Cawit Extension
- Cawit Proper
- Santa Elena
- Tulatula Norte
- Tulatula Sur
|Population census of Magallanes|
|Source: National Statistics Office|
|Barangay||Population (2007)||Population (2010)|
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